Wilco Keeps it Real
Friday, June 25, 2004
When a band refuses to play by the music industry's rules, does it thereby give up all chances of success? Not necessarily, if the story of Wilco is any indication. The band's brand-new album is yet another example of how it has continuously resisted categorization, and in doing so, defied the rules of the industry's game. Brooke speaks with Wilco chronicler Greg Kot about the backward business models that the band has rejected, and with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy about the values that it has embraced.